About Dale Panzer, M.D.

Board Certifications and Licensure

Psychiatry ABPN #45301

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1991-Present)

Brain Injury Medicine ABPN #45301

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2018-Present)

 

Pennsylvania Medical License #MD050187L

Education and Training

Medical Degree, Hahnemann University School of Medicine, now Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (1990)

Residency, Psychiatry, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital (1994-1997)
Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1991-1994)
Internship, Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital (1991)

A.B. History, Duke University, Magna Cum Laude (1985)

Professional Experience

1997-Present Dale E. Panzer, M.D. Private Practice, Psychiatry, Gladwyne and Paoli, PA Adult and adolescent psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and medication treatment where indicated. 

2010-Present Dale E. Panzer, M.D. Medical-Legal PracticeForensic assessment and findings in legal matters. Consultant, expert evaluator, testifying Expert Witness.

2007-present Psychiatric Consultant, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation HospitalPsychiatric evaluation and treatment of patients across a full spectrum of cognitive/medical conditions, including concussion / traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, stroke, dementia, psychosomatics, work-related injury, malingering, factitious disorder, MVA, and self-inflicted injury.

2017-2018 Psychiatric Consultant, Geriatric PatientsAssessment and treatment of elderly residents with a range of diagnoses including Dementia, Delirium, Depression, Pseudo-dementia, Stroke, Sundowning, Agitation, Impulsivity Drug Interactions, and Medication side effects.
Quadrangle Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing, Haverford, PA.
Beaumont Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing, Gladwyne, PA.

2001-2004 Medical Director and Campus Chief, Paoli Memorial HospitalAdministrative and clinical responsibilities applied to a broad range of psychiatric services, including an inpatient psychiatric unit, emergency room, and general medical hospital psychiatric consultation.

1998-2001 Co-Medical Director, Medical-Psychiatric Unit, Hahnemann University HospitalPerformed at the only tertiary care inpatient medical-psychiatry unit in the Delaware Valley. Treated patients requiring both medical and psychiatric treatments that required inpatient hospitalization. Collaborated with internal medicine consultants and medical sub-specialists in the management of medical-psychiatric patients.

1997-1998 Unit Chief, Substance Abuse Program, Medical College of PennsylvaniaTreated patients in a dual psychiatric and substance abuse unit. Provided acute detoxification, evaluation of substance abuse problems, and directed clinical treatment team for patients with substance abuse and dependency problems.

Attorney Education Presentations, CLE

Dr. Panzer is honored to be a CLE presenter and panelist to the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Supported Decision Making in Adult Guardianship

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Elder Law Institute. CLE. (2020)


What Does Diminished Capacity Really Mean?:  Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Medical and Financial Power of Attorney & Guardianship.

Invited Co-Presenter. Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Estate Law Institute. CLE. 2019.


Why Can’t Lawyers and Psychiatrists Speak the Same Language?

Estate Law Institute. Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Elder Law Institute. Ethics CLE. 2019.


Special Needs Trust Planning for Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders.

Elder Law Institute. Pennsylvania Bar Institute, CLE. Invited co-presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2018 Elder Law Institute. (CLE)


Bridging The Gap Between Lawyers’ and Psychiatrists’ Understanding of Mental Capacities:  Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Medical and Financial Power of Attorney & Guardianship.

Invited co-presenter, Estate Law Institute. Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Ethics CLE. 2019, 2017, 2012.


Evidence for Elder Law Attorneys: Proving and Defending Undue Influence.

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Elder Law Institute. 2012.


Medical and Legal Perspectives on Incapacity and Undue Influence.

Invited Panelist. Elder Law Institute. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. 2012.


Evidence for Elder Law Attorneys: Proving and Defending Undue Influence.

Elder Law Institute. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Elder Law Institute. 2012.


Forensic Psychiatry Professional Activities

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Co-Chair Forensic Neuropsychiatry Committee (2022-Present)
Forensic Training of Psychiatry Residents Committee, Appointed Member
Geriatric Psychiatry and the Law Committee, Appointed Member
Forensic Neuropsychiatry Committee, Appointed Member

Presentations, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Annual Meetings

Co-Chair of Panel, Advanced Topics in Forensic Neuropsychiatry: 2022 Annual Meeting

Chair of Panel, Proving and Disproving Testamentary Capacity & Undue Influence: 2021 Annual Meeting

Adult Forensic Certificate Program on the insanity defense, competency to stand trial restoration, and malingering at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy of the University of Virginia (2022)

State of Delaware Office of Defense Services: Capacity to stand trial, insanity defense, guilty but mentally ill, and sentence mitigation. Provide court testimony as needed. (2019-Present)

Practical Applications in Forensic Psychiatry Continuing Medical Education (CME) Group. University of Pennsylvania Division of Forensic Psychiatry (2010-Present)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Co-Founder and Site Coordinator, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital – Myrna Brind Center at Thomas Jefferson University: Collaborative Concussion PET Imaging Research Studies (2018-2021)

Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital Concussion Research Group (2018-Present)
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Ethics Committee (2019-Present)

Pennsylvania Medical Society
American Medical Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
Diplomat American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1998)
Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners (1991)


Faculty

2017-present Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry- Drexel University School of Medicine

1997-2001 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry MCP- Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Representative Courses

Drexel University Department of Psychiatry
Forensic Evaluation of Disability
Clinical Case Formulation
Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Disorders
Supportive Psychotherapy
Psychopharmacology and Assessment of Psychotic Conditions
Detoxification of Substance Abuse Disorders
Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorders

Temple University Department of Psychiatry
Borderline Personality Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment
Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment
Application of Psychodynamic Principles in Forensic Psychiatry

 

Presentations

Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence

The Role of the Psychiatrist in Determining Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence. University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry – Forensic Psychiatry Division. November 2019

The Role of the Psychiatrist in Determining Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence. University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry – Forensic Psychiatry Division. November 2013

Personal Injury and Disability

Forensic Psychiatry & Brain Injury Litigation. University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry – Forensic Psychiatry Division. November 2011

How to Evaluate and Treat Depression and Anxiety in Patients Across the Spectrum of Disabilities. Invited Presentation to Inpatient Treatment Team at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. 2009

How to Evaluate and Treat the Varied Types of Depression and Anxiety Conditions in Patients with Disability.  Presented to Disability Case Managers and Workman’s Compensation Professionals at Annual Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital Conference. 2003, 2005

Psychopharmacology of Psychosis and Depression in Patients with Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury. Invited Presentation to Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Team and Ancillary Professionals. 2007

Evaluation of Suicide Risk in Patients with Physical Disability, Dementia, and Brain Injury. Invited Presentation to Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. 2014

Psychiatry Peer – Colleague Presentations

Decision Making Capacity When Cognitively Impaired. Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital  2012

Management of Depression and Anxiety in a Medical Setting: Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy. Grand Rounds Presentation. Paoli Memorial Hospital Medical Staff. March 2005

Stress Management during Residency Training. Invited Presentation. Internship Orientation. MCP-Hahnemann University June 2000, June 2001

Decision-Making Capacity in the Hospital Setting. Hahnemann University Hospital Ethics Committee. 2001

The Management of Depression in Primary Care. Invited Presentation to the Department of Family Practice.  MCP-Hahnemann University. May 2000

The Management of Depression in Primary Care. Invited Presentation to Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic.  Pennsylvania Hospital. April 1997

A Review of Psychopharmacology. Invited Presentation to Physician Assistant Board Review Course. MCP-Hahnemann University. April 1999, May 2000, and August 2000

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (P M & R)

Paraplegia Due to Radiation Myelitis. Pennsylvania Academy of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation. 1992

Conversion Disorders and Rehabilitation Medicine. Grand Rounds. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 1992

Team Patient Care Theories and Rehabilitation Medicine. Grand Rounds. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 1993

Publications

Persistent Neuropsychiatric Complications of Covid-19 Infection: American Academy Psychiatry and the Law Newsletter: Fall 2022 Vol 47. No 3

The Use of Multiple Models in Clinical Practice. Panel Report. National and International Thought Leaders.  97th Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Waldorf Astoria, New York. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 56 (2) June 2008

Chancellor, M.B. Rivas, D.A. Panzer, D.E.  Freedman, M.K. Staas, W.E.  Prospective Comparison of Topical Minoxidil to Vacuum Constriction Device and Intracorporeal Papaverine Injection in the Treatment of Impotence Due to Spinal Cord Injury. Urology. 43 (3): 365-9. March 1994

Panzer, D. E. Paraplegia Due to Radiation Myelitis. J.Am. Paraplegia Society. 16:96. June 1993 (abstract)

Panzer, D. E.  et al.  Topical Minoxidil in the Treatment of Impotence Due to Spinal Cord Injury. J. Am. Paraplegia Society. 16: 107. June 1993 (abstract)